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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Marvelous May


Why is May so marvelous? First, spring has arrived! Second, the Gelli print fabric is almost finished! Third, Wedding Piece #2 is finished!! Yay! and Fourth, I've been gardening and planting vegetables. Fifth, I've been playing with paint, and some ink.
So, May is beginning in a marvelous way.
In the garden this week:
these beauties shot through the eart in the last couple of days to add some happy colour to the garden beds

I love the variety of colour on one plant!






the gelli print fabric is colourful, too



 some areas have an overlap of the pattern, which has made the embroidery a bit confusing..........
 

 I had the need to play with some paint


I put the brush away, and used a credit card for the rest of the painting.
Lots of soft wave action.....


A friend spotted something in the water.......
Look!  A sea turtle!
Wow, how did that happen?!

Magical.
The basement bathroom is finished, and I grabbed a few of the tile pieces left in a bucket. After washing, a thin layer of rubbing alcohol was applied, and then I added some inks.
white tiles......
I love the bubble action.

This is a brown floor tile.
I got in trouble using the tile pieces......they might be needed for the upstairs bathroom, which is now in renovations..........I'll have to wait and see if there are any tiles left over when that bathroom is finished. Then, maybe I can play some more......... ;-)


Wedding Piece #2 is finished, and damp stretched!
Once upon a summer's night, two people declared their love and shared their wedding vows beneath a glowing super moon, surrounded by family and friends, all standing amid a beautiful winery. Pink roses flanked each row of grape vines, their soft scent perfuming the air. The grapes were not yet ripe, but glowed in the moonlight with the promise of a bountiful yield.


Does it look balanced to you?

shown with the ruler

now it needs to be mounted and is awaiting the frame DH is making

I hope you've had a fun a creative week.

Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz

35 comments:

  1. Wedding Piece #2 is a masterful work of HeART you have labored and stitched with love...priceless dear! Love your garden full of colors and blossoms. Super fun painting are you are playing with...including your "stolen" bathroom tiles. Creative May Bliss for you dear...

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    1. You're right, Sherry. This labour of love has been going on since last September, and I'm so happy the stitching is finally complete. I can't wait to give it to the happy couple. Thanks.

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  2. wonderful wedding piece it is a real beauty which I know will be treasured.. Garden looking so pretty and your other creations good too

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. I felt as though I was missing something last night--my hands were idle for a little while and I was unsettled, wondering what they should be doing!...lol....and then I picked up the gelli fabric, and I was fine.
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  3. This blog is very inspiring to see love the flowers and ocean and wedding!

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    1. Thanks so much, Mad. It's been a long stitching time, but I'm happy the wedding piece #2 is all stitched. I can't wait to see it in the frame DH is making! Hope you're having a wonderful week.

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  4. Congratulations on finishing the wedding piece. It's absolutely exquisite!! I love the colour in the rest of the post too.

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    1. Thank you, Jane. It feels good to finish this piece. Now I can tackle the waiting project pile and do some more experiments. That should be fun!

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  5. The wedding piece is absolutely gorgeous Suz! love your painting,the water has come out so well...You have a beautiful garden :-)

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    1. Thank you, Anita! Whew! I'm glad the wedding piece is finished and will soon be gifted to the happy couple, but I think I shall miss it all the same. Maybe, sometime down the road, I'll have to do one for me........The gardens are coming alive (especially the weeds!) and adding nice colour. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Dear Suz, Yes May is beautifully here, too, and we even had a sunny day today ! Your wedding piece is stunningly beautiful, they will be so happy to recieve it when framed, in a lovely frame,-and your gelli printed embroidery, is fantastic, too. I admire your painting skills, and think it is wonderful that you by accident created the turtle, how sweet, and fantastic,too.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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    1. Dorthe, I'm so glad the warm weather has reached you, too. Isn't it wonderful to see colour after a long grey and white winter? The turtle happening was quite unexpected, and I didn't see it until my friend pointed it out to me. Amazing what some paint swipes, blobs of white paint, and squirting water can do!Thank you, and happy weekend.

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  7. Oh the Grand Wedding Piece! What a beautiful story you have told. The piece is balanced and perfect!
    Deb

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    1. Deb, thank you for your comment. Sometimes I can't trust my eye to see true, especially when I'm emotionally attached to the project, so it's nice to have another artist's eye to confirm what I think I'm seeing. Thanks. Hmmmm, now what will I do? So many choices........... ;-)

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    2. It looks perfectly balanced, and perfectly beautiful - gorgeous. I can't say enough about Susan... I've never seen anything quite like it.
      I'm so glad for you that May is off to an amazing start - many good things have already come your way, and I'm sure there many more in store - here's to the rest of the month being as awesome as the beginning!

      Enjoy, jillayne

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    3. Thank you so much, Jillayne, for those lovely words! I've really enjoyed working on the wedding pieces, but look forward to some new projects that have been waiting their turn. And now that the weather is nicer, I'll be spending hours in the gardens. ;-) I hope you have a Marvelous May, too!

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  8. Your wedding piece is a master piece the time and work you put into it, totally beautiful.
    Your painting is lovely how you did it with the turtle in it I don't know but it works.
    Your garden is blooming lovely.
    You are having a great May.
    Margaret

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    1. Yes, Margaret, I'm having a great May and hope you are, too! The turtle was a complete surprise! After the base paint was on the canvas, I added some blobs and drips of white acrylic paint, then spritzed them with water to see how it might react and possibly create foam. This time it created a turtle. I didn't even see it until it was pointed out to me. Amazing what happy accidents can create! Thanks.

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  9. Oh Suz - your wedding piece is beyond incredible!! I can see that hanging in a museum in a century or two - no question. I do hope you are VERY proud of the work you did. Thank you for the flower pictures (the closest I can get to them at the moment) and definitely a happy turtle accident.

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    1. MA, I hope the allergens blow away soon and you can get out and about to enjoy the flowers. You know, I just realized I forgot to sign the wedding piece! Well, that would never do if it ever made its way to the museum, would it? I am proud of my work, so i best sign and date it. Can't leave the people of the next century or two wondering, now can I? ...lol.... Sorry, I don't mean to sound flippant-- it just never occurred to me that it would warrant a museum spot. Thank you so much for thinking that it might!

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  10. Hiya Suz! Oh my gosh - the wedding piece is perfect and stunningly beautiful!! a treasured heirloom for sure.

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    1. Thanks so much, Starr! It was a labour of love for sure, and a part of me is sad I'm finished the embroidery on this piece. But, i suppose I can always start another.....maybe......one of these days...... ;-). Happy weekend!

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  11. Wow wow wow the wedding piece is out of this world beautiful and it is sure to be treasured by the recipients, Suz. I am also loving your gelli print piece too and you know how much I admire your painting skills. xox

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    1. Diane, I am so pleased you like my projects. The gelli printed fabric has endless possibilities, depending on the stencils used, and I know you're having fun with your gelli plate. Addictive fun, but still lots of fun! I've just been playing with the acrylic paints to see what happens, and so far I'm enjoying. It's a lot different than my watercolours, and more towards mixed media, which I also like to play with. I love to play and experiment! Thanks.

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  12. yay!!! We have lift off, I'm back!!!! Love your post today but love more that I can comment....:) xx

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    1. Yay! Nice you can now comment! Yahoo! Thanks Karen.

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  13. Thanks for sharing your beeeootiful spring flowers photos. They look so loverly. Wow - your gelli print fabric looks awesome!!! Just love the design and clolours. You must be very pleased with it. Your painting with the credit card really turned out great and what a bonus to have discovered a turtle! The wedding piece is a wonderful and memorable accomplishment and will be such a treasure. So very beautifully embroidered!!

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    1. Thank you so much, JPP! The gardens are enjoying the rain and spring sunshine, and I think they may inspire some more gelli printed fabric. I really like embroidering following the pattern of the stencils. I do love to play with paint and see what happens. Now that the wedding piece is finished, I'm waffling about starting something new, or finishing some projects I have on the go. I'm sure I just need a bit of a break, or the excitement of trying something new........

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  14. Hello Suz,
    As I can`t click on your comment in your new post, I just thought to write you here.
    Your garden is really blooming now, so beautiful, -I can see we are behind here, so it is lovely to see blooming trees and flowers from the other side of the ocean. Your sewing looks beautiful, and I`m sure you will have many lovely nights in your new pj ,without having to fight the sheets ,lol.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  15. for some reason...aaargh!! I can't comment on the top post???? I just wanted to say how beautiful your garden looks :)

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    1. Thanks, Karen. It's just wee spots of colour here and there for now. But things are sprouting! Yay! Have a great weekend.

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  16. Amei conhecer o seu blog, já fiquei por aqui!!!Achei maravilhoso!!!
    Visite-me:http://algodaotaodoce.blogspot.com.br/
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  17. OK. I have no idea what is going on...gremlins are at work I think....I cannot comment on the two newest posts???? go figure? anyway....writing a course? Teaching a course? and taking a course? I best not crack the whip then!!

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